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Posted on: September 3, 2019

[ARCHIVED] Hurricane Dorian Update

Hurricane Dorian

The City continues to monitor Hurricane Dorian closely.  As of the 8:00 a.m. advisory from the National Hurricane Center, Dorian is starting to move toward the northwest at 1 mph. A slightly faster motion toward the north-northwest is expected later today and tonight. Hollywood is not in the forecast cone, but remains under a tropical storm watch. A turn toward the north is forecast by Wednesday evening, followed by a turn to the north-northeast Thursday morning.  On this track, the core of extremely dangerous Hurricane Dorian will gradually move north of Grand Bahama Island through this evening. The hurricane will then move dangerously close to the Florida east coast late today through Wednesday evening, very near the Georgia and South Carolina coasts Wednesday night and Thursday, and near or over the North Carolina coast late Thursday. Dorian is a category 3 hurricane with winds near 120 mph. Dorian is currently located 110 miles east-northeast of West Palm Beach. While it is unlikely that Hollywood will experience sustained tropical storm force winds, several services are closed as a result of the potential impacts. It is important that residents continue to monitor Dorian’s progress and be sure they are prepared for changing weather conditions.


  • City Hall will be open today (Tuesday, September 3rd) until 6:00 p.m. for limited services.
  • All sanitation collections (garbage, recycling, hard junk, brush) have resumed today on a normal collection schedule. 
  • Technical Advisory Committee and PACO Meetings have been postponed to a future date yet to be determined.
  • The Community Redevelopment Meeting and Regular City Commission Meeting scheduled for Wednesday, September 4th will go on as planned. 
  • Broward's Emergency Operations Center 311 Emergency Hotline is open and will remain open 24 hours until further notice.
  • Free parking is being provided for Hollywood residents for the duration of the storm on a first come, first served basis in the City's two downtown parking garages located at the Radius Garage, 251 N. 19th Avenue; the Van Buren Garage,  251 S. 20th Avenue; and the Garfield Street Garage on Hollywood Beach. All vehicles must be parked properly in a marked parking space.  Any vehicles not parked in a marked space will be ticketed and could be towed. Free parking will extend through today, parking charges will resume on Wednesday, September 4th at 8:00 a.m. Please remove your vehicle before 8:00 a.m. on Wednesday to avoid a parking fee.  
  • Broward County Transit regular fixed route bus service and TOPS paratransit services will resume at noon today. Express bus service will resume on Wednesday morning, September 4th.
  • Broward's Emergency Operations Center 311 Emergency Hotline is open and will remain open 24 hours until further notice.


  • Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) and District offices will be closed today.
  • Per Broward County order all drawbridges in Broward County remian locked down until after the storm passes.
  • Port Everglades is closed
  • Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport remains closed. The airport is scheduled to reopen at noon today. Do not go to the airport prior to 10:00 a.m.
  • Tri-Rail service will remain suspended on Tuesday, September 3. The process to restore service will begin on Tuesday morning, with the goal to have all of the crossing gates back in place and ready for Wednesday service.
  • Broward County Animal Care & Adoption shelter is closed to the public. In addition to tending to the animals at the shelter, staff will be preparing to receive donated supplies that will be utilized in an anticipated recovery effort. Animal Control will be available for priority cases.
  • All Broward County campgrounds, rental halls, and water parks are closed to the public.
  • All libraries are closed to the public until further notice. Book drops will be locked and late fees will not be charged during the emergency.
  • County auto tag offices are closed.
  • City-operated Community Centers, Sports Fields, the ArtsPark Visual Arts Center and studios, Hollywood Central Performing Arts Center, Driftwood Pool and the Art & Culture Center remain closed.
  • City's beach concessions to the public have been suspended.
  • Fuel sales at the Hollywood Marina have been suspended and all floating docks have been removed.
  • SunShuttle by Circuit, the City's micro-transit service, has been suspended.

Residents are encouraged to visit the City of Hollywood’s website at www.hollywood for hurricane preparation tips and information hurricane information.

Please stay tuned to local radio and television broadcasts for further details of the storm movement and impact to our area.

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